Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo

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Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo
Private company
Industry Architecture
Founded 1945
Headquarters Irvine
Website www.watg.com

Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo, also known as WATG, is an award-winning architectural firm with offices in London, Singapore, Istanbul, Honolulu, Irvine, Los Angeles and New York.[1] They have designed projects in 160 countries across six continents.[2][3]


George ‘Pete’ Wimberly and Howard L. Cook started renovations on The Royal Hawaiian in 1945, and formed Wimberly and Cook in Honolulu, Hawaii.[4] In 1971, George Whisenand, Jerry Allison, Greg Tong and Don Goo joined Pete Wimberly; in 1988 the firm became Wimberly Allison Tong and Goo, also known as WATG.[5][6]


WATG was awarded the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for its Tanjong Jara Beach Hotel and Rantau Abang Visitor Center in Terengganu, Malaysia.[7]

Notable projects[edit]


  1. ^ Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (WATG), at Design Intelligence's Almanac of Architecture & Design 2014 Retrieved March 13, 2014
  2. ^ Project: WATG - Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo at SwarmX; retrieved March 13, 2014
  3. ^ Construction Begins Feb 13 on the WATG-Designed Majestic Lisboa Palace in Macau, at Digital Journal, published February 17, 2014; retrieved March 13, 2014
  4. ^ Creating Hawai'i Tourism: A Memoir, by Robert C. Allen (p. 127-130); published 2004 by Bess Press (via Google Books
  5. ^ [http://archives.starbulletin.com/2007/02/17/news/story05.html Goo leaves architectural firm but keeps designing; by Kristen Consillio, at the Honolulu Star-Bulletin; published February 17, 2007; retrieved March 13, 2014
  6. ^ The Rebranding of Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo; by Amanda Hurley; at Architect; published March 14, 2008; retrieved March 13, 2014
  7. ^ Tanjong Jara Beach Hotel, at the Aga Khan Development Network
  8. ^ Bardessono Hotel Attains LEED Platinum Status, at Hospitality Design, published February 9, 2010; retrieved March 13, 2014
  9. ^ Royal Opera House Muscat puts Oman on the Cultural World Map", at The Middle East; retrieved March 13, 2014
  10. ^ Construction Began Feb. 13 on Lisboa Palace in Macau, at Buildings.com; published February 17, 2014; retrieved March 14, 2014

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